Santiago, August 22 2019.

The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) presented the document Exploratory Study on Local Police Courts in Chile at the Supreme Court this morning. Undersecretary of Justice Juan José Ossa offered introductory remarks.


The authors of the report, Marco FandiñoGonzalo Fibla and Ananías Reyes, presented the main findings and conclusions of the research before Chilean justice officials and professionals.



The event also included a panel discussion on the role of Local Police Courts (LPC) in community justice and improvements or innovations within the LPC meant to improve the service provided to the community and reduce barriers to access to justice.


A discussion moderated by JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano featured the participation of Local Police Judges Institute representative Viviana Muñoz Sandoval; Bar Association President Claudia Diaz-Muñoz Bagolini; the Director of the Universidad de Chile Law School Center for Justice Studies, Ema Salinas Fernández; and Rodrigo Silva Goñi, a professional with the Supreme Court Research Directorate.



The full text of the study has been published online at Virtual Library JSCA


Chile’s Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, the direct recipient of the research, facilitated this process with various stakeholders and experts and helped to establish the methodological definitions of the research through professionals with the Coordination and Research Unit.


This activity was implemented with the support of Global Affairs Canada (GAC).